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Does it clear on its own?


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#1 chookpea

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

DS1 had very little of it and it cleared up on its own.
DS2 seems to have a fair bit of it and it's quite thick...only just noticed it recently since its buried in the part of his scalp which has hair.   unsure.gif
I'm inclined to leave it alone as the thought of putting olive oil on his head grosses me out, but I will do it if it gets worse.
Does it clear up on its own, or should I try to get rid of it now?  He's 11 weeks.
Thanks.

#2 niggles

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:32 PM

Do it before it gets worse and stay on it is my advice. It can get worse. My DD's was such a bad case when I managed to loosen it (with bicarb paste, the olive oil did nothing) I couldn't brush it out without the hair coming out with it in little clumps. Granted hers was an extreme case but if you can get it off with olive oil I'd be doing it.

Why does olive oil gross you out? Just one of those irrational erk things? You could use bicarb paste instead if it helps but I think the oil will be gentler.

#3 chookpea

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

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Why does olive oil gross you out? Just one of those irrational erk things? You could use bicarb paste instead if it helps but I think the oil will be gentler.


Yes, irrational erk things original.gif just the though of grease on his head is...well...gross!

#4 Rosiebubs

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

My son had quite a bit of cradle cap, and I actually just shampooed his hair with Head and Shoulders.  Worked a treat within a couple of washes!

#5 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

Olive Oil does help. I used to try comb it out gently after they had a bath. Both my kids had so much hair that I didn't notice it till it had become quite bad. And strangely they didn't lose any hair in the process. Like the PP mentioned, I had bad cradle cap as a baby and lost massive chunks of hair when my Mum tried to brush it out.

#6 Rach42

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

I used olive oil on my DS2s cradle cap eventually.  I was assured by others it would go away and it didn't and just got worse.  The oil loosened it easily - I seem to remember that olive oil is good for hair too.

#7 Mummy Em

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:15 PM

It does eventually clear on it's own, but can take until they are 2 or 3 if it is fairly bad. Dd2 doesn't have much so I put baby oil on her head and left it for a couple of hours then shampooed with baby shampoo. That seemed to be adequate for her.

#8 Verurtle

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

My DS is 9 and still gets it.

So no they dont grow out of it.

#9 ~Sorceress~

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

I found Moogoo cream smelled lovely and worked well original.gif when DS was a baby. He's now a toddler and it's back, but doesn't seem to bother him so I'm waiting to see if it clears on its own. original.gif

#10 Blingy

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

My DS had a very bad case of cradle cap and no amount of olive oil and brushing/combing helped, all it did was help the loss of all his hair.

I was recommended to try MOO GOO and in three days it was almost gone ... love the MOO GOO!

#11 brown-eyed girl

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:22 PM

You can add olive oil to the bath in place of any other products you're using. It's gentle, they feel wonderfully soft, and it can keep irritations at bay - no other moisturiser/product needed original.gif If you do it whenever you bath bub you may find it keeps cradle cap at bay. And if you have a bath with bub your skin will feel great too! Just be careful as it can be slippery if you're in as well!

#12 TwiceThe Woman

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:32 PM

Ask for shampoo without sodium laurel sulphate from either the chemist or health food shop.
(avoid bubble bath with it too - causes so much eczema!)

#13 seayork2002

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

Only olive oil and combing worked for us

#14 IsolaBella

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

MooGoo Scalp Cream is the only thing that works for my kids (aged 2, 4 & 6) who STILL get CC.

Bi Carb, Oilve oil, even Rx script from Paed did nothing to stop the CC.

DS2 at 3yrs of age ended up with a 1x 2 inch bald spot on his head when I tried to get the CC out of his hair using 'usual' methods and combing. All his hair came out too. Moo Goo on the scalp at night and then comb out with a metal nit comb in the morning works wonders (and doesn't pull out his hair).

No my kids have NOT grown out of it (they have super sensitive skin).



#15 Dachie

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

Please try Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns. It's excellent in getting rid of cradle cap. My daughter's cradle cap was completely gone after about 5 uses. It's non-irritating, does not contain harmful chemicals and has a lovely subtle scent.

#16 Charli73

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

I also tried olive oil and it didnt work then I bought MOO GOO scalp cream from the health food store, that stufff is AMAZING! It cleared within a week or two..



#17 Dachie

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:53 PM

Re. Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns:
May I also add that you use it as you would shampoo. That's it. No grease, no combing out the next day and obviously, no hassle. Use it about 5 times, then you will be amazed. My daughter's cradle cap has completely cleared up and has not come back. We are still using it on a regular basis.

#18 lovingmother

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:57 PM

almond oil Is great DD has it really bad as a baby and nothing would work But almond oil worked great after a week it was gone.

#19 MakesMeHappy

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:57 PM

I used olive oil and a cradle cap mit that I got from target on DS. It worked great!


#20 ubermum

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:16 PM

I used a paste of bi-carb and water that I smeared on and let dry. I then rinsed it off, along with all the cradle cap. Worked great for us.

#21 bluedragon

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

I found the Moo Goo eczema and psoriasis cream worked for DS, completely non greasy and all natural.




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